Google & Facebook Tracking Your Online Porn Habits

raj

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Opinion | Google and Facebook Are Quietly Tracking You on Sex Websites

“The fact that the mechanism for adult site tracking is so similar to, say, online retail should be a huge red flag,” Dr. Maris said. “This isn’t picking out a sweater and seeing it follow you across the web. This is so much more specific and deeply personal.”

The study found that only 17 percent of the 22,484 sites scanned were encrypted, suggesting that troves of user data could be vulnerable to hacking or breaches.

Of course, I'm sure that's of little concern to anyone here. :)
 
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johnflesh

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They can't track you if you don't use their services.

Try TOR (among a growing many more other browsers) if you want to see the internet without Google.

Even if they are sitting on the website, the data used to "see" you is converted to nonsensical data. Thus useless.
 
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They can't track you if you don't use their services.

Try TOR (among a growing many more other browsers) if you want to see the internet without Google.

Even if they are sitting on the website, the data used to "see" you is converted to nonsensical data. Thus useless.
^^^^ This guy sounds like an expert. Better listen to him. :nerd: ^^^^
 

raj

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They can't track you if you don't use their services.

Try TOR (among a growing many more other browsers) if you want to see the internet without Google.

Even if they are sitting on the website, the data used to "see" you is converted to nonsensical data. Thus useless.

Not that it's a major issue, but would you have to log in to sites such as this each time you launch a TOR browser?
 
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johnflesh

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Not that it's a major issue, but would you have to log in to sites such as this each time you launch a TOR browser?
Any site that requires a login to interface, yes.

You know me, I'd freely admit if I watched porn, but alas I don't. However last time I checked a lot of them are free and don't require any login.

In fact there is a running joke about people who actually pay for porn still.
 
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raj

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Any site that requires a login to interface, yes.

You know me, I'd freely admit if I watched porn, but alas I don't. However last time I checked a lot of them are free and don't require any login.

In fact there is a running joke about people who actually pay for porn still.


Hey...I said "sites such as this."

Unfair play! :D
 
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